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Arsenal FC 2012-2013: I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain


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#201 SidelineCameras

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

That was 90 minutes of my life I'm never getting back. Talk about laying an egg.

#202 sachmoney


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

We're too side to side right now. We need to be more end line to end line. We need to be able to counter fast. Hey guys, let's slow things down and switch sides slowly. Oh, the entire defense is behind the ball? That's okay. We'll just switch it back.

Does that work? Nope. We have to be able to take advantage of teams in different ways. Norwich defended wel. They deserved at least a draw. They got the win. I can't say the same about us.

#203 sachmoney


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

Jack Wilshere played 90 minutes in a U-21 win over Everton. Apparently, he had a "key role" in the two goals (both scored by Eisfeld). Frimpong also played the full 90. I guess we might see either of them make an appearance from the bench in the next two matches, but I expect both of them to start next week against Reading in the Capital One Cup.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Arsene's touchline ban is over, and he's rolling with Gervinho leading the line. Coquelin slots into the midfield, Ramsey moves to the right. No other changes from Saturday's match. This is probably going to suck.

#205 sachmoney


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

This is probably going to suck.

Yep.

#206 ifmanis5


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

So much for being in an "easy" group.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

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Edited by soxfan121, 24 October 2012 - 05:33 PM.


#208 JayMags71


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

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#209 sachmoney


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

The only good thing about losing these two games is that we get angry supporters at the AGM: http://news.arseblog...medium=facebook

#210 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

The fans were shit last night. There's fucking disenchantment and being lazy, entitled cunts. Just a bunch of nacho munching toffs sitting there moaning about how Arsenal aren't beating this club they've never heard of 2-0 inside 10 minutes.

Schalke's fans kicked ass and literally sang Arsenal's fans out of the ground.

Also: mmmm...Hayley Wright...mmm.

Edited by Spacemans Bong, 25 October 2012 - 11:23 AM.


#211 mikeford


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Embarrassing on the pitch, embarrassing off it.

PWH and Gazidis made themselves out to be absolute buffoons today.

Edited by mikeford, 25 October 2012 - 02:11 PM.


#212 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

I had to work late for an event tonight and managed to find the one Gooner.

If this AGM shows anything it's that the people who blame Wenger are idiots. There is so much blatant dysfunction at the top. Bullshit, lies, and Kroenke ripping off the club. I have zero faith anybody could come in and do better than Wenger can. If he left I wouldn't be surprised one bit if Arsenal fell out of the European places.

Mind you, that's no excuse not to back the team when they're on the pitch.

#213 mikeford


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

While I agree with that, I don't think Wenger is going to be able to keep them in Europe this year.

Not Europe that matters anyway.

#214 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:34 AM

I don't know whether they make the Champions League but there is far too much quality not to be in Europe.

Mind you if he keeps playing fucking Gervinho and Ramsey then I don't know where we're going to end up.

Giroud doesn't score immediately and gets buried, Gervinho has a month of shit games and somehow still plays.

#215 mikeford


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

Gervinho is trash. If that useless fuck plays tomorrow I might have a coronary.

Aaron Ramsey is not good enough to play in the Premier League. Unfortunately with our wings presently decimated and our midfield already lacking, don't have much of a choice.

#216 Zomp


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

Well...that first half was...uh...(starts snoring)

#217 Zomp


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

Cesar is an incredible keeper. It could be 5-0 Arsenal.

#218 teddykgb

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Yeah, some impressive work by Cesar that Cazorla shot was in for sure.

I think I think Arteta was offside but its definitely a test of the offside rule

#219 sachmoney


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

Well...that first half was...uh...(starts snoring)

Boring, boring Arsenal.

EDIT: Arteta was offsides.

Edited by sachmoney, 27 October 2012 - 10:54 AM.


#220 Billy R Ford


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

Good read on Aaron Ramsey, specifically his role as a right winger in Arsenal's system:

http://arseblog.com/...es-more-credit/

#221 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

COME ON YOU FUCKING GOONERS

#222 DennyDoyle'sBoil


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

I am not a footie expert. But this seems like a pretty good game.

Edit: Umm, Wow.

Edited by DennyDoyle'sBoil, 30 October 2012 - 05:19 PM.


#223 SoxFanInCali


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

You don't see too many hat tricks where every goal came in injury time.

mikeford would probably have enjoyed this game, except we all know his feelings on this competition.

Edited by SoxFanInCali, 30 October 2012 - 05:24 PM.


#224 BostonJack42

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

So in the Capital One Cup they don't allow the use of goalies?

#225 DennyDoyle'sBoil


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

So in the Capital One Cup they don't allow the use of goalies?


Arsenal were allowed to play with one who threw a couple into his own goal.

#226 sachmoney


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

My back probably has some welts on it from mikeford slapping me, but I don't care. That was just an incredibly absurd game. I wonder how much a parlay of a Theo and Chamakh brace would've paid before the game.

#227 mikeford


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

This was probably the 2nd most insane thing I've ever seen in sports, behind the Sox coming back 3-0 on MFY.

#228 LTF


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Got Fox Soccer News and Sky Sports News set to tape so I can watch the highlights. In a word: holyfuckingshitballs.

#229 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:25 PM

You don't see too many hat tricks where every goal came in injury time.

mikeford would probably have enjoyed this game, except we all know his feelings on this competition.

Shut up not even worth commenting on this piece of shit competition.

#230 mikeford


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

The competition itself is rubbish but it was still a game of football and what a fuckin game it was. You two twats can kiss my ass.

#231 sachmoney


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:08 AM

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#232 HampshireCounty

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:42 AM

This was probably the 2nd most insane thing I've ever seen in sports, behind the Sox coming back 3-0 on MFY.

You know, I read this article on Yahoo: http://sports.yahoo....59117--sow.html
and I seriously thought it was one of their parody "if the game continued" articles, and it had ended 4-3 Reading.

#233 MarkInLondon


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

Arsenal and Reading single-handedly reintroduce the concept of slapstick farce back into football.

#234 sachmoney


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

Bradford away. I would've liked it at the Emirates, but this is the team everyone wanted to face, right? No complaints.

#235 mikeford


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Can't really argue with getting a League 2 side in the QF, no matter what the match is.

#236 soxfan121


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

You know, I read this article on Yahoo: http://sports.yahoo....59117--sow.html and I seriously thought it was one of their parody "if the game continued" articles, and it had ended 4-3 Reading.


Theo Walcott scoring all over the place. Olivier Giroud coming off the bench to do what he's supposed to. Marouane Freaking Chamakh with a brace to melt your face. And Andrei Arshavin running around and actually doing stuff. All while I turn a financial profit for the club! A financial profit, you ingrates! What now?! No one can top this! Greatest match of all time! I will make my own trophies out of confidence and power! I am Arsene Wenger and I am the king of football! Puffy coat for life! 7-5!



#237 Snakebauer007


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

kinda funny:

http://www.nesn.com/...ack-videos.html

#238 mikeford


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

kinda funny:

http://www.nesn.com/...ack-videos.html


This was so funny when it happened. Silly frenchies.

#239 sachmoney


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

--------------Mannone----------------
Sagna---BFG-------Verm----Santos
---------Arteta------Wilshere---------
Ramsey------Cazorla-------Podolski
---------------Giroud------------------

COYG.

#240 miracleofmidre

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Please, no more Santos.

#241 soxfan121


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

Having just watched the first half, I had no idea Arteta was on the field - invisible. Still better than Santos, who is truly awful and probably wishes he were invisible.

#242 Bergs

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

First decent shot on goal comes in 92nd minute. Awful.

Edit: Lovely (meaningless) goal by Cazorla to end match.

Edited by Bergs, 03 November 2012 - 09:39 AM.


#243 soxfan121


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Ian Darke in the postgame, while discussing Wenger, repsonded to Macca's "They finish in the Champions League every year!"

"It's worth a shitload of money."

The video will be better - the sarcasm was apparent.

Edited by soxfan121, 03 November 2012 - 09:57 AM.


#244 mikeford


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Whatever. Fuckin shocker a team built by people who only care about turning a profit gets the floor mopped with them against real clubs.

We want our Arsenal back.

#245 Zomp


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

That was as non threatening as I've ever seen an Arsenal team. We weren't at our best.

Not sure if Champions League is likely if you guys don't find a spark.

#246 mikeford


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

Theres no chance in hell this team finishes top 4

#247 JayMags71


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Which would be a shame because, as Ian Darke says about the Champions League:

Edited by JayMags71, 03 November 2012 - 11:30 AM.


#248 sachmoney


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

I think the most telling contrast in the match can be seen from two sequences:
  • Wilshere takes a free kick which is pretty much perfect. Low, well paced, and no one even touches it.
  • United takes a short corner and Rooney plays a similar ball and Evra pounces on it.
There's something that United has that Arsenal does not right now. That hunger, that desire. I just don't see it from Arsenal right now. I've said this for several weeks. We don't move without the ball. There isn't the flow to our passing that we used to have. Everything is so fragmented. We struggle to score, let alone get shots on goal.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:25 AM



#250 mikeford


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Fair play to Schalke, a draw seemed about right. Bummed we couldnt snatch a winner though. Theo had the chance to do it too.




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